Photo Credit: Malibu Magazine
Not sure how many of you followed the “Halt and Catch Fire” series on AMC, but it definitely seems like one of those shows worth binge-watching, especially if you’re a techie or into period pieces. According to the show’s Wiki, the series takes place over a roughly a decade giving an insider’s view of the personal computer revolution of the 1980s followed by the Internet explosion into the 90s. Following four seasons, the series, which currently has a 93% audience rating, aired its finale this past weekend.
As for one of the show’s stars Mackenzie Davis, the actress is doing some post-finale promotional work in an attempt to land her next big gig. Judging by the full shoot on Malibu Magazine’s website, I’m pretty sure Mackenzie will undoubtedly catch the eyes of producers in Los Angeles and New York. Let’s hope for some harassment-free auditions! Although, with a role in the new film “Blade Runner 2049,” it doesn’t seem like Mackenzie is having much trouble bagging A-list roles! That film, by the way, is getting killer reviews, so many congrats to Mackenzie & Co.
Here’s a brief snippet of the interview:
“What aspects of your life do you cultivate to make yourself a better actress?”
“Reading a lot. And traveling. I try and con a road trip into as many domestic jobs as I can. I drive out to where I’m going and then I drive home—so I get to have, like, not this sort of isolated experience of always working or being on a plane. I don’t know, I get a bit starved for that feeling of traveling and not feeling like I’m a part of a very specific world. I think reading is the best thing anybody can do for their empathy. And empathy is probably the most important trait to have as an actor, in my opinion.” [Read more on Malibu Magazine]
For those of you who want to see more, look for the fall issue of LaPalme magazine at newsstands today. Ariel, who turns 20 this coming January, looks way beyond her years in a new the shoot. Who knows, it’s possible, yet very (very) doubtful, Ariel Winter will use this shoot as a turning point from her usual trashy outings in L.A. to something more classy as we approach the holiday and 2018 award seasons. You can find more photos from the shoot here >>>
I was a big fan of this series when it was going strong on HBO, so I did a search on Youtube for “Entourage’s” version of Harvey Weinstein (a.k.a. Harvey Weingard) and found 3 minutes of screaming and swearing. Apparently the real Harvey Weinstein was initially pissed that that he was portrayed in the popular series, but then later said he enjoyed watching the episodes (probably after a lot of his friends kissed his ass about it). The clips don’t exactly spotlight his freaky womanizing side, but focus more on his infamous anger and intimidation tactics. I guess showing the horndogg side of a powerful Hollywood exec doesn’t have much shock value or possibly would’ve crossed the red line—even for the all-powerful HBO.
As much as we want to hope that Harvey Weinstein is the only bad apple in the world of rich and powerful men, I think it’s safe to say that is far from reality. That’s one reason you have apologizers creeping into the mix. Take, for example, Woody Allen—who probably should have just kept his mouth shut—even chimed in with, “You also don’t want it to lead to a witch hunt atmosphere, a Salem atmosphere, where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself. That’s not right either. But sure, you hope that something like this could be transformed into a benefit for people rather than just a sad or tragic situation.” Despite the 81-year-old director quickly getting a Twitter lashing for the comments (and even issued a clarification), I’m sure there’s still a line of young chicks who want to star in his next film.
Quentin Tarantino Claims He Knew Nothing About Harvey Weinstein; He’s “stunned and heartbroken” and Needs More Time To Process
Photo Credit: (Craig T. Mathew and Greg Grudt / Mathew Imaging) via LA Times
I was a horrible poker player in my college years, but that’s quite a poker face Quentin Tarantino is making in that photo! If you play the odds or take probabilities into account when gauging Quentin Tarantino’s sincerity with regards to the Harvey Weinstein situation, you have to assume those odds are stacked heavily against the multi-Oscar-winning director.
If Tarantino was a woman in his 60s or 70s when making “Pulp Fiction” or “Reservoir Dogs,” his seemingly muted response would have far more weight, but I have a hard time believing that over 25 years, he was thoroughly clueless as to what Harvey Weinstein was doing behind closed doors.
From the LA Times:
“For the last week I’ve been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my friend for 25 years Harvey Weinstein,” Tarantino said Thursday night in a statement tweeted by Amber Tamblyn.
Either through Miramax or Weinstein Co., the embattled industry executive has produced all of Tarantino’s films since 1994’s “Pulp Fiction.”
Tamblyn also explained that she was the messenger of the day after “a long dinner with my friend Quentin Tarantino,” who asked her to share his words.
– Please enjoy these photos of Angelina Jolie wearing a blanket to a premiere [Celebitchy]
Photo Credit: E! News; TV Host Anne-Marie Losique Defends Ben Affleck
Damn, the powers that be are shitting on Ben Affleck again. Yesterday news broke about Ben groping Hilarie Burton on camera during a taping of MTV’s TRL back in 2003 (he subsequently issued an awkward apology on Twitter and probably PM’d Hilarie with “That’s just not cool, Hilarie!!”).
Earlier today, an old interview resurfaced on Youtube featuring Ben fondling “Box-Office” host as she attempted to ask questions about his 2004 latest film “Jersey Girl,” which had just released in theaters.
Is this any different than what Harvey Weinstein did? I know people are going to continue to shit on Ben, but is there a leading actor who didn’t get laid 5 nights a week in his prime? Being a King Sugar Daddy in your 20s comes with perks and when chicks throw themselves at you left and right, you don’t exactly have to Harvey Weinstein them into sexual submission. This video is case in point.
Photo Credit: Instagram
Who knows? Maybe she’s trying to get the attention of predator Hollywood producers like Harvey Weinstein (there are many others like him, right?)? It appears these photos are part of Lea’s long-running “Bed Series” collection that the former “Glee” actress likes to feature on her various social media accounts?
As for the latest in Lea’s career, she’s currently playing the role of a political adviser on the ABC sitcom “The Mayor,” which premiered earlier this month. She was on Fallon last might doing some promo work, so watch a clip from the interview below.
And for those interested, here’s a trailer for “The Mayor” (I’ll admit, I’m curious after watching the trailer):